Thursday, January 28, 2010

Got J-6?

If you need J-6 to round out your DX contacts you might want to keep an ear out and your antennas pointed South East toward Saint Lucia. Dan WZ1P, and cohorts from Buddy Pole will be there from Feb 2 through 10, and on the air most of the day. They will be operating all bands.

For more information go to caribbeanbuddies
There you will find their blog, and learn more of their activities as they move about the island.

FYI St. Lucia is 1665 miles from Lakeland, bearing 121.5 degrees.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Noisy Neighbors - Problem Solved

No one likes noisy neighbors. When things got so bad, Roy K3YVS called the authorities. It didn’t take long for Mark to arrive at the scene and catch the suspect red handed. He was booked on the spot for removal and replacement, along with his two buddies.

The following three short emails tell the story:

From: Roy C Bucher
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:12 PM
To: Shirah, Mark
Subject: From 248 Lyndol

Hi Mark
Thank you for your prompt attention to the noise on 40 meters.
It will be nice to use the frequency again.
Thank you
Roy Bucher, K3YVS

From: Shirah, Mark
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:48 PM
To: 'Roy C Bucher'
Subject: RE: From 248 Lyndol

It was a pleasure talking with you. I will contact
you when we have a scheduled time for the work to be
completed. This may take a little while to schedule due
to below normal temps.

From: "Shirah, Mark"
To: "''"
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 08:02:29 -0500
Subject: FW: From 248 Lyndol

The work to resolve your RFI issue has been scheduled
for Friday 01/22/2010. I will follow up after the work
has been completed to verify no other secondary issues
are present.

Is that service or what? Kudos Mark KJ4IRD. Great job!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Perfect Score

A very happy Joy is seen here being congratulated by Bob WA4YFN after passing her Technician exam. Hard work really paid off for her. On her right is close friend George KI4NBE who encouraged her throughout the process. Others in attendance were VEs Laura NO4OO, Ernie KG4YNI, Jim AI4LE, and Bill KI4ZMV.